• Nana Visitor is an American actress best known for her role as Kira Nerys in the series “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”.
• An asteroid, discovered on 22 April 2001, was named 26733 Nanavisitor in her honor.
• She won two Online Film & Television Association Awards for Best Actress and four Primetime Emmy Awards for her role in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”.
• She is married to Matthew Rimmer and has two children from her previous marriages.
• She has an estimated net worth of over $4 million.

Who is Nana Visitor?

How many actors can say that an asteroid is named in honor of them? Perhaps none or a small number, but there is an asteroid, discovered on 22 April 2001, and named 26733 Nanavisitor in honor of the actress Nana Visitor, who is probably still known best for her role as Kira Nerys in the series “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”.

She has over 70 acting credits to her name, however, the aforementioned role brought her numerous accolades and awards, including two Online Film & Television Association Awards for Best Actress in a Syndicated Series, in 1997 and ’99.

To learn more interesting facts about this actress, keep on scrolling through this paper.

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Early life, family, and education

Born Nana Tucker on 26 July 1957, which makes Leo her zodiac sign, she hails from New York City USA, holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is Caucasian. She was raised in her hometown by her parents Nenette Charisse and Robert Tucker, a ballet teacher and choreographer, respectively. Nana has two siblings, a brother Ian, and a sister Zan, both actors, although not as successful as their sister, at least when it comes to a television career; they’re both focused on theatre.

At the age of 16, Nana, decided to use the surname ‘Visitor’, and despite the fact that many people thought it was ‘strange and dumb’, she’s continued to use it. Although she trained in ballet from an early age, she still dreamed of becoming an actress.

Speaking of her educational background, she attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1975 was accepted into Princeton University, but didn’t even begin her college education, focusing instead on her acting career.

Roles in series

Nana made her acting debut portraying Svetlana Petrovsky in the comedy series “Ivan the Terrible” in 1976. Next, Nana was cast to play Nancy Feldman in “Ryan’s Hope”, and was seen in 79 episodes (1978-1979) of this romantic drama series which followed the story of an Irish-American family, the Ryans, which had 47 award nominations and won 29.

Nana followed with her role as Darcy in “The Doctors”, and then five years later, she guest-starred in “Hunter” and “Remington Steele”.

In the following years, Nana mostly guest-starred in numerous series, before she was cast to play her most notable television role, as Major Kira Nerys in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”. From 1993 until 1999, Nana made an appearance in 173 episodes of this science-fiction adventure drama, also starring Avery Brooks, Cirroc Lofton, and Rene Auberjonois, which had 116 award nominations and won 59, including four Primetime Emmys.

Besides the mentioned awards, Nana also won the Sci-Fi Universe Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Genre TV Series in 1995.

The early 2000s saw Nana mostly in an episode or two of various hit series, including “Las Vegas” (2003) and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2004). From 2005 through 2008, Nana was Jean Ritter in 52 episodes of the series “Wildfire”, a family drama that followed the story of a young woman who found love on a horse ranch, where she worked as part of her parole. Nana starred opposite Nicole Tubiola and Genevieve Padalecki, and the series won the Casting Society of America, USA Artios Award for Best Children’s TV Programming.

Next, she was seen guest-starring in “Torchwood” (2011), “Castle” (2012), “Full Out” (2016), and “Dynasty” (2017), before most recently reprising her role as Kira Nerys in the 2020 TV mini-series “Alone Together: A DS9 Companion”, set 25 years after the events of Star Trek, also starring Alexander Siddig, Shana Collier and Andrew Robinson.

Roles in movies

Nana made her big-screen debut in the 1977 horror “The Sentinel”, and her next movie role came in the 1985 TV movie “Fraud Squad”, before two years later being cast to play Ellen Dolan in another TV movie, entitled “The Spirit”.

Next, Nana was seen in the 2004 TV movie “They Are Among Us”, before she returned to the big screen as Principal Patty Andrews in the 2006 comedy crime-drama “Mini’s First Time”, also starring Alec Baldwin, Carrie-Anne Moss and Nikki Reed. The movie followed the story of a rebellious girl who begins working for an escort agency, not knowing that her stepfather is one of the clients; it has won the Women’s Film Critics Circle Award-Hall of Shame.

Nana was next cast to play Galena Greenleaf in “Swing Vote” in 2008, followed later that year by her role in “Babysitter Wanted”. In the following year, she was seen in the horror “Friday the 13th”, which ‘won’ the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Worst Film.

She followed with supporting roles in “The Resident” (2011), “A Rising Tide” (2015), and “A Bread Factory, Part One” and “A Bread Factory, Part Two”, both in 2018.

Two years later, Nana was cast to play Doctor Samantha Stamen in “Unbelievable!!!!!”, starring Snoop Dogg, which was poorly rated by the audience. Nana was most recently seen as Lydia in the 2022 short film “The Dinner Party”, which told the story of Steve and his new girlfriend Serena, whom he brought to a family dinner that didn’t go as planned.

Love life and husband, children

Nana appears to have an interesting love life. Her first husband was Nicholas ‘Nick’ Miscusi, a producer – they married in December 1989 and have one son, Buster, whose birthdate hasn’t been disclosed; Nana and Nick split up in 1994.

She began dating her “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” co-star, Alexander Siddig, in 1995, and on 16 September 1996, Nana gave birth to their son, Django El Tahir El Siddig; the two married on 14 June 1997, but their union only lasted until 2001.

Nana began dating Matthew Rimmer, a company manager, in early 2002, and the two married on 2 April 2003. Although some tabloids reported that Nana was married to actor Matt Rimmer and that the two divorced in 2014, the truth is that people often confused Nana’s husband with this actor.

Age, appearance, and net worth

Nana is 65 years old, but her fans say she’s still a beautiful woman. Although her blonde hair has turned grey, her signature hairstyle remains short; her eyes are brown. If you wondered how tall Nana is, she stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and weighs around 125lbs (58kgs), with vital statistics of 33-24-33.

When it comes to her wealth, Nana has a net worth estimated at over $4 million, as of early 2023.


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